Some movies stay with a person and Between The Wall is one of those. I showed it to a Bible study and everyone was very quiet afterwards . Later on one person in his 60's said that seeing this movie caused him to forgive his father for years of abuse. It is an unusual movie- very powerful.
A good lesson for those facing past hurts, but is a little shallow. The characters need to be developed a little better and the guy goes from refusing to talk about Jesus to accept him really too fast to be believable. All in all though, I think it would be good for hurting teens.
Our ministry got to show this to the public in the summer. The filmmakers were very friendly. The movie is very well made and has an intriguing story. I'm glad for this film and the positive message it carries. It shows there is hope in Jesus Christ for anyone who has struggled like Peter King did in this film.
This is a story about a father who was oppressive, verbally abusive, and controlling. I think a lot of people can relate to that alone. But how many can truly relate to forgiving someone who doesn't deserve forgiveness? It is easier said than done. I hope that is what people will learn from this movie. Letting go of past hurts and forgiving for ourselves, not the offender, is truly freeing and brings inner peace which is portrayed very well in this film. It is something we can't do on our own, only with the help of God. I love how as Peter listens to the tapes he watches the situation unfold. It is very cleverly filmed. If you are a fan of Christian movies, this is a must see. If you are not a fan of Christian movies, you will be after you see this one.
The film revolves around a bitter young man, whose legalistic self-professed Christian father has died leaving behind a house with a secret room full of audio tapes the father had made of everything. Now the main character has to sort through his memories, relationships, preconceptions, and things from the past, all obstacles to him in life, and in coming to God. For Christians, particularly new Christians, who knowingly or unknowingly haven't cast their bitterness and burdens from the past on the Lord, this movie will be something they can identify with and therefore profit from. And for Christians who know the joy of being delivered from such emotional bondages, the movie is an opportunity to remember the deliverance wrought through Christ. It's a basic story of redemption and deliverance told simply. Sure, not all of us are in the protagonist's situation but I would almost bet that most of us know someone who is. If you prefer action and drama, try James Bond. But if you're ready to watch something that deals with issues that people are struggling with, this movie is well worth watching.